Interactive Media Major

BGSU Firelands

Karen Black, program director

The Visual Media Technology Program offers practical and theoretical instruction for students interested in the print and multimedia industries. As electronic media in business and industry continues to grow, so will employment opportunities within these fields. Creative talents are exercised through extensive hands-on computer laboratory experiences and supplemented with theoretical lectures. The Visual Media Technology program offers two majors in the degree program: Interactive Media and Print Media. After successful completion of the Associate of Applied Business in Visual Media Technology, students may continue their education at BGSU Firelands by pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Technology with a major in Visual Communication Technology. This degree is granted through the College of Technology.

Interactive Media major -> Fall 2018 course requirements

The Interactive Media major allows students the opportunity to study a number of different types of media, including multimedia and web design, digital imaging, photography, and video editing. The Interactive Media major embraces traditional aspects of communication such as written and visual communication while at the same time providing instruction in the implementation of new media technologies. Career opportunities for graduates include job titles such as imaging specialist, multimedia/web designer, interactive digital designer/specialist, graphic designer, videographer, photographer, and project manager.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the program will possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Proficiency in written, verbal, and non-verbal presentation and communication skills;
  • Proficiency in media design, including multimedia and web design and implementation, graphics production, and computer presentation skills;
  • Proficiency in industry-standard communication and imaging software tools;
  • Knowledge of team-building skills and demonstrated proficiency at teamwork within a business environment.